Wealth of experience across
Hurst College Governors
Mr A Jarvis (Chairman of Governors)
Tony Jarvis has been a governor since May 2001 and Chairman since November 2013. He is an independent education consultant and was head of St Olave’s School in Orpington (a school affiliated to the Woodard Corporation) from 1994 until 2010, having previously held headships and teaching posts in the UK and Europe. A member of the Woodard Corporation Board from 2006-12, he has served on several governing bodies and worked with a number of educational foundations, and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Tony Jarvis is a member of the Finance Committee, is responsible for liaison with the Senior Management Team and is affiliated to the modern languages and classics departments.
Dr S Brydie
Sadhana Brydie was elected governor in January 2006. She is a GP in Horsham and her two children were educated at the college.
As chair of the College Safeguarding and Pastoral Committee she is the Council member responsible for child protection and safeguarding, health and wellbeing matters.
Mrs L J Corbett
Lesley Corbett has been a governor since October 2016 and is an educational consultant and former head teacher.
She is a member of the Education Committee and is affiliated to the Prep School and Pre-Prep, with particular responsibility for Early Years.
Mr R J Ebdon
Robert Ebdon was elected governor in February 1999. He is a former pupil of the college and was Secretary of the Hurst Johnian Club between 1991 and 1999. Robert has a daughter at the college and his two sons are former pupils. A project manager in the construction industry by profession, he is Assistant Secretary at the MCC where he is responsible for the club’s ground development programme. He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
He is chairman of the Estate Committee and is a member of the Finance and Chapel Committees. He is affiliated to the College’s design technology department.
Dr I S Francis
Ian Francis was appointed to the Council in March 2020.
He is a member of the Estate Committee, and is a consultant radiologist and co-founder of a radiology partnership providing imaging services across the county. His three children were all educated at the College.
Mrs F M Hampton
Francesca Hampton was elected governor in May 2014 and has two children at the college. She is a chartered accountant and is presently the Chief Financial Officer of a UK bank.
She is a member of the Finance and Chapel Committees and is affiliated to the English department, as well as being jointly responsible for compliance and risk assurance at the college.
Mrs P Hoyle
Philippa Hoyle was elected as a Governor in May 2022.
She has worked in the Education sector since 1995 and is currently the Assistant Principal in a large maintained Secondary School in East Sussex. She is also a Governor at a local Prep School.
Philippa is a member of the Education Committee and is affiliated to the Senior Prep School.
Rev'd W Kemp
Will Kemp was appointed to the Council in February 2019.
He is Minister in Charge of the The Point, the Anglican Network Church for Mid-Sussex in Burgess Hill, and has three sons, one of whom is in the college and another who is a former pupil.
Mrs K M Mack
Karen Mack was appointed to the Council in October 2015. She is an accountant and training consultant, and her three children were all educated at the College.
She is a member of the Finance, and Safeguarding and Pastoral Committees, is the governor responsible for the College’s boarding provision and is affiliated to the maths department at the College.
Mr K S Powell
Kevin Powell was appointed to the Council in December 2011. He is joint Senior Partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants and his two children were both educated at the college.
He is Chairman of the Finance Committee and is affiliated to the sports and PE departments.
Mrs M Shaw
Maxine Shaw was appointed as a Governor in September 2022. She is a Headteacher in a Prep School and her three children were educated at the College.
Maxine is a member of the Education Committee and is affiliated to the Prep School.
Mr Simon Innes
Simon Innes was appointed as a Governor in March 2023 and is a member of the Estate Committee.
He is an ex-pupil and after Hurst attended RMA Sandhurst and retired a Captain in the Royal Engineers.
He worked for Marks and Spencer for 10 years and was a Director of Hamleys for 4 years. Latterly he was Chief Executive of Vision Express and the CVS Group which owns and operates 500 Veterinary Practices in the UK.
Mr Rupert Corney
Rupert Corney was appointed as a Governor in March 2023 and is a member of the Estate Committee.
He is a Chartered Surveyor and CEO of a housing and social care business and he has two children at the College.